Is It Time To Remodel Your Kitchen

How do you know when it’s time to remodel your kitchen?  When your appliances are falling apart, or your countertops are cracked, and your cabinets aren’t working properly, with drawers ticking, it might be easy to determine.

But many other factors could indicate that your kitchen needs an update, beyond the cosmetic issues.

Here are a few things to consider when determining whether it’s time to remodel your kitchen.

Space

Are you happy with the amount of counter space, cabinet space and floor space in your kitchen?  Perhaps the position of your fridge or the shape and layout of your counter may be taking away useful space.

If you replace the countertop or change the shape of your kitchen, keep in mind that you need a total of 158 inches of countertop frontage, 24 inches deep with at least 15 inches of clearance above, for preparation, work area, and storage.

Kids

If you have children, and depending on their ages, your kitchen may need a remodel to accommodate their needs.  Countertops with sharp corners, space, and lower surfaces are all things to consider when you have kids.

Energy Efficiency

Are your appliances all from the 1970s still?  Even if they aren’t quite that old, newer appliances can save you a ton of money by saving energy and running more efficiently.  Plus they’ll look better too!

Traffic Flow

Think about what areas you use the most in the kitchen.  More than likely it’s the stove, the fridge, and the sink.  You’ll want these to be laid out and optimized for traffic flow so that you can move efficiently while you are preparing and cooking meals.  Take this into consideration when determining whether or not you’ll need to remodel your kitchen.

There are many reasons to remodel your kitchen, but it’s ultimately up to you to decide what will work best for your house, your kitchen, and your family.

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